Member MilestonesIf your business is celebrating a significant milestone -- i.e. 5/10/15-year anniversary, or beyond -- let us know by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Whether it's an anniversary, grand opening or product expansion, we want to help you celebrate!
Helen Ofosu, I/O Advisory Services
Q: What milestone are you celebrating?
A: I just had a magazine article published that relates to a new service that my business is offering. I've been providing various HR services for a while, but now I'm customizing some of my work to help companies protect their data and intellectual property using HR strategies. The article appears in FrontLine Security. It's not a magazine with mass appeal like McLeans or Time. Rather it's a magazine that's normally read by people who are concerned with IT security, national defense, and threats associated with cyber crime.
Q: What’s one interesting thing about your business that people might not be aware of?
A. Most business owners understand that IT security / cyber security is essential for keeping their data and intellectual property safe. As a result, most businesses invest in technical solutions to take care of the risks to their information. This is a good start, but all the security experts agree that the biggest risk isn't threats that originate outside your organization. The bigger risks come from within an organization - whether those threats come from accidents or something intentional. I/O Advisory Services is one of few organizations that understands the organizational, human resources, and psychological factors that contribute to insider threats.
Q: What can we expect from your business in the future? Are there any plans on the horizon you would like people to know about?
A. I/O Advisory Services has started to do (paid) presentations to companies in the financial services industry and is initiating some consultations in this area. Also watch for continuing education courses through local post-secondary institutions on these important topics.
Here's a link to my website and the article.